Brooklyn Center has the 1006th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Brooklyn Center is part of the Minneapolis metro area. Unemployment in the Minneapolis area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Minneapolis has the 14th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Brooklyn Center is above average at $53,450, and the median cost of a home in Brooklyn Center is $134,600, which is below the national average. 19% of workers in Brooklyn Center hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 83% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Brooklyn Center. 73% of Brooklyn Center workers drive to work alone, 7% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Brooklyn Center spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.